The controversial star’s Messiah Complex world tour focuses on icons including Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X and ?JesusChrist?, and examines ‘the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability’.
It originally included dates in ?AbuDhabi? and ?Lebanon?, but they have now been scrapped.
Brand told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Richard Bacon show: ‘The venues contacted us to say we can no longer guarantee your safety.’
He said there was concern about what content could be included in his shows, adding: ‘Also the image by the brilliant artist Shepard Fairey does depict me looking a little bit Christ-like, looking off forlorn, thinking, with a necklace with various religious and corporate insignia on them.
‘I suppose there’s an indication that it might be ?offensive?. Probably if you are in some sort of fundamentalist group in Abu Dhabi and then you Google my name and then watch a few things on YouTube, you’ll probably think: “Yeah, just don’t bother having him here. Get someone else”.